TWP 1500 Series Deck Stain - The Best Low VOC Deck Stain

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TWP 1500 Stain is a highly rated, EPA registered wood preservative that can be used for all types of exterior wood, siding and decking. TWP 1500 Stain will perform at its maximum potential when the wood is properly prepped and when the stain is properly applied. Unfortunately not all wood is in the same condition prior to applying the stain.

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  1. info buttonAge of wood?
  2. Type of wood?
  3. Condition of the wood?
  4. Has it been stained previously and if so with what brand of stain?
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    TWP Stains · 03/20/2014
    Chuckmistr, TWP will show the natural grain and will not hide it. For Ohio you would want the TWP 1500 Stain. Prep first with the Restore A Deck Stain Stripper and a pressure washing to remove the Olympic. Use the Restore A Deck Brightener after. Read this about colors:
    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/twp-1500-colors-explained/
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    Chuckmistr · 03/18/2014
    I have a 20 year old cedar deck that still looks like new after cleaning, removal of the old stain and re-applying (every two to three years). I have been using Olympic Maximum Tinted Waterproofing Sealant / Cedar Naturaltone Toner. I am very happy with the way it looks when applied, but after one to two years it doesn't look very good. They have also recently changed their formula to a water base that makes me nervous. I want to try TWP, but want to make sure the natural cedar grain and color shows through. I have shied away from semi-transparents because I'm afraid they may cover up the cedar - but have heard good things about yours. Which series would you recommend and in what color? Should I go with "natural" or a cedar tone? Also, what "prep" would you recommend before applying? I live in Ohio. Thanks!
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    TWP Stains · 03/18/2014
    jay67, TWP clear cannot be tinted but you can mix it will other TWP colors. If you want to use the TWP 1500 Series then you will need to remove the Super Deck completely from the wood first. This will ensure that the TWP can penetrate into the wood grain.
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    jay67 · 03/17/2014
    age - 4 yrs (No California - hot/cold temp range 110-30.
    Redwood
    good
    used super deck waterborne redwood stain 3 x
    18*8 deck
    Is yours clear stain or can it be tinted ?
    hard to tell if comment/question actually sent !
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    TWP Stains · 03/16/2014
    Roger, look at the TWP 1516 Rustic Color for your porch. Amount needed depends on the total sq. footage. You can use the calculator to the right. Mahogany does spread farther so you can round down for the stain. Only 1 coat for Mahogany decking.
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    Roger Ouellette · 03/15/2014
    The porch is a covered, mahogany floor. The wood is 10 years old and last treated two years ago with Benjamin Moore exterior alkyd transparent stain that is faded but not peeling. The area is 35x7 with three steps that are each 1x11. The porch is covered and gets some morning sun and the steps get full morning sun. Previous applications have faded quickly and don't look good for very long. Plan to clean with Gemini RAD and apply TWP stain. What color do you recommend to make the mahogany wood stand out? How many gallons do you think I need and how many RAD kits do I need? The home is in Ct. Does this sound like a good plan for my situation? Thank you very much.
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    TWP Stains · 03/15/2014
    Todd, there is not a "medium" brown color with TWP. Dark Oak is a dark brown. The 1501 Cedartone is a little "browner" then the pecan on older wood. You can mix colors as well. Meaning add some Dark Oak to the 1520 Pecan would probably work. Might want to get a few samples to test.
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    Todd burns · 03/15/2014
    I used pecan before and thought it was a little too orange. What would you suggest for a shade more brown?
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    TWP Stains · 03/10/2014
    Yes there is an EPA registered mildew preventative in the TWP. TWP is the only stain on the market that has this EPA preservative.
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    Robert Mahrer · 03/10/2014
    Is there a mildew preventative in the TWP stain?
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    TWP Stains · 03/09/2014
    Chris, sorry but you did not ask a question(s). We would need a total sq. footage for amount of products needed.
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    Chris Ketchum · 03/07/2014
    2yrs, cedar-tone pressure treated with Cedar posts. Good, normal mountain sun darkened, some gray tones. Stained with DeckMate natural stain about 4 months after installation, prior to first winter.

    Roughly 50'x8' with two stairs, 2step and 6 step, 6"x6" posts, and 2"x8" cedar railings.
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    JD Smith · 03/03/2014
    TheSealerStore:
    JD, Pecan is a Brownish Cedartone color so that would be a good option. You can also mix colors if needed. Adding a little Dark Oak into the Natural may work.


    That's a thought. I think I will purchase the Pecan and adjust it if needed. Thanks for the tip.
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    TWP Stains · 03/03/2014
    JD, Pecan is a Brownish Cedartone color so that would be a good option. You can also mix colors if needed. Adding a little Dark Oak into the Natural may work.
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    JD Smith · 03/02/2014
    I have purchased three color samples. I'm getting close to what I want. Here are my observations.

    Rustic: way too red
    Cedar: nice, but has a gold/ochre hue to it I don't like
    Natural: my favorite, but has an orange hue to it. Would prefer something similar but a little more brown.

    What do you suggest? I'm wondering about Pecan. Your thoughts with my comments above?
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    TWP Stains · 02/24/2014
    Terrylievens, you can get the 200 series on this link:
    http://www.twpstain.com/wood-and-deck-stains/twp-wood-stains/twp-200-series
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    Terrylievens · 02/23/2014
    Less than a year,
    Cedar,
    Good but starting to show sun damage
    It was stained with a clear protectant about 9 months ago.
    Large fence fronts the street for about 150' want something to look nice and show the large lot of our home off. A neighbor did the butternut in the TWP 200 series but mentioned this product may not be available anymore? Can I get the 200 series? I really like how theirs turned out.
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    TWP Stains · 01/29/2014
    Peter, please read this about new decking:

    http://www.twpstainhelp.com/prepping-new-wood-for-twp-stains/
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    Peter Reed · 01/28/2014
    We are having a new cedar deck built. How should we prep the wood before staining? The deck is facing southwest so it gets direct sunlight and is hot in the summer. We live in Oakland, CA.

    Thank you.
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    TWP Stains · 01/22/2014
    Rick, best to prep with the Gemini Restore Kit before staining. Caulk does not work for outside wood and would not blend or be covered by the TWP. Best to just leave the splits alone as this is normal with outside wood.